by Rupi Kaur
is a book of poetry depicting love, loss, abuse, violence and womanhood. It comprises of four chapters with each delivering a dissimilar intention.
It is a sure 4/5 as I feel every woman needs this somewhere easy for her to reach in times of hardship. No matter what bitter moments you are going through, Rupi Kaur gives you hope that you are never alone. And you, are a survivor.
Let me share with you some of my favorite lines…
” you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions makes me less beautiful but I was not made with a fire in my belly so I could be put out
I was not made with lightness on my tongue so I could be easy to swallow
I was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow “
” if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise ”
” it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations “
” I like the way the stretch marks on my thighs look human and that we’re so soft yet rough and jungle wild when we need to be
I love that about us how capable we are of feeling how unafraid we are of breaking and tend to our wounds with grace
Just being a woman calling myself a woman makes me utterly whole and complete ”